Archive for June, 2016

Hank Williams Jr. to Rock Sizzling September in Oneida, TN

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Screen Shot 2016-06-22 at 9.14.15 AMHUNTSVILLE, Tenn. — Country music legend Hank Williams Jr. will be the headliner at Brimstone’s brand-new event this September.

Brimstone announced at the conclusion of its Memorial Day weekend White Knuckle Event that Williams will be in concert at Paragon, a brand-new event planned for the third weekend in September.

The 67-year-old Williams has a long list of awards, beginning with his 1980 Grammy. He has won several more Grammy Awards and Emmy Awards through the years, and in 2007 was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Williams has been releasing studio albums since the 1960s, and in the ’60s had a string of Top 5 hits on the U.S. Country charts. But his greatest success came later in his career. He notched his first chart-topping hit in 1972, “Eleven Roses,” and ended the ’70s with two blockbuster hits, “Family Tradition” and “Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound.”

The ’80s were Williams’ biggest decade, featuring eight No. 1 hits. Among them were “Texas Women,” “All My Rowdy Friends,” “A Country Boy Can Survive,” “Mind Your Own Business” and “Born to Boogie.” Additionally, he had a number of other Top 10 singles in the ’80s. Only three of his singles he released in the ’80s peaked outside the Top 10, and none of them failed to chart.

Williams is still recording and releasing new material. His current single is “The Party’s On.” It is his second single from his 2015 album It’s About Time.

Fleeing Illinois For Tennessee In Retirement

Monday, June 13th, 2016

LandPurchase_22699313_ver1.0_640_480Looking to leave suburban Chicago in retirement, John and Janet Reed took scouting trips to Hilton Head, Savannah and Phoenix. John’s sales rep job was winding down, and Janet had retired from full-time teaching to consult for their local school district.

But by making the move to Tennessee, the chances of their money lasting jumped to 80%. The main reason: a lower cost of living. That knowledge helped move them forward in their decision to move out of state, and in particular to Tennessee. (Read Story)

Custom Home Spotlight – Dillman’s

Monday, June 13th, 2016

IMG_3236(1)This luxurious 5,124 sq/ft vacation home in Big South Fork Airpark is situated on an interior lot right off of the Taxiway. The Dillman’s have a personal hangar under construction on the Taxiway within view from the house. The beauty and tranquility of the site inspired Big South Fork Airpark Custom Homes to create a very strong indoor-outdoor connection with views of Big South Fork River and Recreation Area and a porch with fireplace. The Main Floor Features an open floor plan that makes the living rooms feel very connected. The Upper Floor houses spacious guest suites with a private bath. This home is set up to house family and fun with a nature trial and personal hangar close by.  We are excited to welcome the Dillman’s into the neighborhood and so happy they chose to call Big South Fork Airpark home.

Around the Airpark

Monday, June 13th, 2016

IMG_2527We are lucky to have so many people choose to make BSFA their home. 2016 is quickly becoming one of our busiest years for new construction with custom homes, personal airplane hangars, new roads and underground utilities going in throughout the development. Watch this video to get a glimpse in what has been happening at the Airpark.


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Residential Airparks On A Takeoff Roll

Monday, June 13th, 2016

BSFA-001-_AP_0662If the ability to fly is humankind’s oldest dream, living with one’s airplane probably ranks a close second. “A lot of pilots have it on their bucket list,” says Carol Vandervliet of Aviation Homes and Lands (, a real estate agency specializing in properties with runways, “to have their airplane right at their door and be able to fly it at will.” But more pilots are finally deciding to stop dreaming and start living, as residential airparks across the country report an uptick in sales of lots and new construction, and a healthy market in existing airpark homes. Aviation real estate professionals say there has never been a better time to make the move, and ample evidence supports their claims: interest rates are low, the choice of airpark communities and housing options are high, and every day you wait is a day you could be living with your airplane.

Some 625 residential airparks are spread across the U.S., according to the Living With Your Plane organization (LYPO; “It’s just a great lifestyle,” says LYPO publisher Ben Sclair, who grew up on Shady Acres Airpark (3B8) in Washington. But Sclair and others urge using your head as well as your heart when considering airpark properties. “For some reason [prospective buyers] let common sense leave them when it comes to airpark decisions,” Sclair says. He recommends making sure “the amenities that are important to you” are nearby. Adds Vandervliet, a resident of Florida’s Buckingham Airpark (FL59), “Whether a female or a male pilot, make sure your spouse will be happy there.” (Read More)